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Jan 28, 2013

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Trojan.Ransomlock is a detection for Trojan horse programs that lock the desktop of a compromised computer making it unusable.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on April 15, 2009 revision 016. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

Trojan.Ransomlock Threat Assessment
Wild LevelMedium
Number of Infections50 - 999
Number of Sites3 - 9
Geographical DistributionMedium
Threat ContainmentModerate
Damage LevelMedium
Distribution LevelLow

According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of Trojan.Ransomlock is now categorized as «Very Low» — poses little threat to users; rarely even makes headlines; no reports in the wild. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

More information about Trojan.Ransomlock, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions:

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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